Lethality is difficult to comprehend. A million people, ten million people, a hundred people dead–they are all more bodies than most of us can fathom. Here are three desieses in terms of how often they kill a person.
Malaria: One person every 30 seconds.
AIDS: One person every 15 seconds.
TB: One person every 18 seconds.
It is far more lethal than Malaria and only a little behind the spectre of AIDS. The problem should be self-evident.